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Morso blade sharpening

Post by Mickeyluv » Mon 27 Aug, 2018 3:15 pm

Which company do you use for sharpening, and are you happy with the results? I did a search here, but some of the recommendations are now slightly dated so I thought I'd ask to see what's currently available in the UK.

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Re: Morso blade sharpening

Post by poliopete » Mon 27 Aug, 2018 5:06 pm

I use Mainline Mouldings and have no complaints :D

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Re: Morso blade sharpening

Post by prospero » Tue 28 Aug, 2018 10:15 am

Mainline are top-rank. :D

I use Wessex more-or-less because I can put them on the van. They do a good job. :wink:
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Re: Morso blade sharpening

Post by YPF » Tue 28 Aug, 2018 5:55 pm

We use Mainline, they seem to have the edge on the others.

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Re: Morso blade sharpening

Post by [email protected] » Wed 29 Aug, 2018 1:22 am

wessex are excellent quality. convenient with the van service.
mainline are excellent quality too.

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Re: Morso blade sharpening

Post by ChrisG » Fri 31 Aug, 2018 12:51 pm

Mainline for me too, I believe their blade sharpening machine is actually manufactured by Morso.

Problem with Wessex and Centrado is you are likely to have a good couple of weeks delay before your blades re-appear, Mainline usually turn round the same week.

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Re: Morso blade sharpening

Post by kartoffelngeist » Fri 31 Aug, 2018 2:22 pm

Is there a reason no one uses lion?
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Post by Tudor Rose » Fri 31 Aug, 2018 3:20 pm

Mainline for us too - so easy to book them in online, then they are collected and delivered back to you. Postage is a cost factor which you have to take into account and so we tend to send 3 sets at a time which makes it more economical. Very quick turnaround and superb service.

No experience of Lion or Centrado for blade sharpening so can't help on that and we haven't used the Wessex service for many, many years since swapping to Mainline.
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Re: Morso blade sharpening

Post by Steve N » Fri 31 Aug, 2018 3:54 pm

I use a local framing supplier to me, collect by van and delivered back the next week, very pleased with them, no real help to the OP, :)
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Re: Morso blade sharpening

Post by Mickeyluv » Fri 31 Aug, 2018 8:11 pm

Wow - Mainline seems to be the overwhelming choice. Trouble is, their headline price of 'from' £13.50 comes out close to £37 with return shipping and VAT, which on a single set of blades gets quite expensive. Maybe that's what I've got to pay. Has anyone got experience of AJ Framing in Canvey Island, Essex?

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Re: Morso blade sharpening

Post by misterdiy » Mon 03 Sep, 2018 6:45 pm

I used Lion. Never had a bad grind :giggle:

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Re: Morso blade sharpening

Post by prospero » Tue 04 Sep, 2018 9:12 am

The Mainline setup for collecting/delivering blades is very convenient and well worth the money IMHO.
They are heavy things so carriage is bound to be a tad pricey.

If you have a regular delivery from Wessex then it's even more convenient. :D
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